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How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2

After nearly 15 months, Poco has made a comeback in the Android market with their sensational new Poco X2 smartphone. When Jay Mani, Poco India head left Xiaomi company, it was assumed that the development for Poco will no longer be continued. However, Xiaomi shocked everyone by making Poco a completely separate brand.

Poco X2 features are derived from Redmi K30 4G which was launched last year in China. Most important, this handset is not a successor of Poco F1. Unfortunately, it is only limited to India for now. Talking about Poco X2 specs, it offers a 120Hz refresh rate of 6.67 inches display. This makes interactions more fluid and fast.

Do you want to root Poco X2? Do you want to flash custom ROM on Poco X2? if yes, then unlock the bootloader of Poco X2 first. If you follow the official method to unlock the bootloader of Poco X2, it will at least take 30-60 days. However, if you refer our below-given guide, then you can easily unlock the bootloader of Poco X2 without waiting time.

For doing so, all you need is a Xiaomi MI account along with the MI Unlock tool. In this easy steps guide, we’ll assist you to unlock bootloader on Poco X2 without PC and without losing data. Furthermore, after unlocking the bootloader, you can easily install TWRP on Poco X2 and root your Android phone. Head on to our guide and unlock the bootloader of the Poco X2 smartphone.

Disclaimer:

We at Droid Thunder will not be held responsible for any damage caused to your Poco X2 by referring this guide. Proceed with caution.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Charge your Poco X2 to a minimum of 50% in order to avoid interruption.
  • Install Poco USB drivers on PC so as to detect your phone when connected via USB cable. Refer our guide:
  1. Download Poco X2 USB drivers.
  • Also, install ADB & fastboot drivers on PC. Refer our guide:
  1. Download ADB drivers for Poco X2.
  • This process will wipe out data on your phone. Therefore, take a backup of your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes, etc.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader of POCO X2:

Step 1: Go to phone Settings.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 2: In Accounts, click on Mi Account.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 3: Sign in if you already have Mi account OR create a new Mi account.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 4: After you sign in, enable Sync and Find device options from Mi Cloud. Now press Continue.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 5: Go back and open the About Phone section.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 6: Scroll down and tap 7 times on the MIUI version. A countdown message saying, “You’re 4,3,2,1 steps away from being a Developer” will appear.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without waiting

Tap on it until a message saying, ”You are now a developer” appears as shown below.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without waiting

Note: This will enable the hidden developer’s option on your Poco X2.

Step 7: Open Settings, and click on Additional Settings.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without waiting

Step 8: Scroll down and click on Developer options.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without waiting

Step 9: On the next screen, enable the OEM Unlocking option.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 10: Furthermore, scroll down and enable the USB debugging option.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 11: Then click on the Mi Unlock Status option. You’ll be asked for permission to view your device ID, IMEI number, etc. in a pop-up dialog. Tap Agree.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without waiting

Note: Make sure you have a SIM card in your device.

As soon as you tap on Mi Unlock Status, the below screen will appear.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without waiting

Step 12: Now tap on Add account and device option.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without waiting

Wait until a message saying, “Added successfully. Mi Account is associated with this device now” appears as shown below.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Poco X2 without waiting

Step 13: Power off your phone now.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Poco X2 without waiting

And then boot Poco X2 into Fastboot mode.

Step 14: To do so, press and hold the Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously. Let go both the keys as soon as the fastboot logo appears.

Step 15: Keeping the device in fastboot mode, connect it to PC via USB cable.

Note: Make sure the USB drivers, as well as ADB drivers, are installed on your PC.

Step 16: Download Mi Unlock Tool.

Note: Do NOT download the latest Mi Unlock tool from the official Mi website as it’ll take 30-60 days to unlock bootloader using that.

Step 17: Extract the downloaded Mi Unlock Tool on your PC. You’ll have the below files in the extracted folder:

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 18: Run miflash_unlock.exe file.

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Note: Run it as Administrator.

Step 19: A disclaimer window will appear. Simply tap on Agree.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

As soon as you click on Agree, a Sign in a window will appear as shown below.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 20: Type in your Username and Password to login to the Mi Account.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Note: Sign-in using the same account which you have on your phone (Refer Step 3).

Be patient until the Unlock tool confirms whether your Mi Account has permissions or not.

How to Unlock Bootloader without PC

Upon successful connection, the below window will appear.

How to Unlock Bootloader without PC

Note: If Mi Unlock Tool shows connection error, then re-install Xiaomi USB drivers as well as ADB drivers on PC.

Step 21: In order to unlock the bootloader of Poco X2, simply tap on the Unlock option.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

A warning unlocks countdown window will appear.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 22: Let’s start the actual Poco X2 bootloader unlock process. To do so, click on Unlock anyway option.

How to Unlock Bootloader without PC

This will start the Xiaomi Poco X2 unlock bootloader process.

How to Unlock Bootloader without PC

Be patient until the process finishes. It will hardly last for a few minutes.

As soon as it completes, a message saying Unlocked successfully will appear on the Mi Unlock Tool.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Step 23: Just click on Reboot Phone to restart your phone.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2 without PC

Conclusion:

Finally! This is how you can unlock the bootloader of Poco X2 without PC and without waiting for Xiaomi permissions. To verify the same, go to Settings » Additional settings » Developer options » Mi Unlock Status. Kindly ask your questions in the comment box mentioned below.

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